Are You Considering a Career in Medicine? Read This!

By Nicole Artime The hospital is hustling and bustling with nurses and doctors rushing to their patients’ bedsides, making sure their patients are comfortable, healthy, and as happy as can be. I finally find whom I’ll be interviewing for the next half hour or so –my mom. My mom, Martha, has a break right now,…

Top Fashion Trends of 2016

By Sheereen Charles We’re about to hit the halfway mark to 2017, so I hope you already made your 2016 New Year’s resolution. My resolution is to incorporate a popular trend into my wardrobe; how about yours? To aid in your fashion resolutions, here are some of the biggest trends of 2016: Crop tops Crop…

Bolivian Women Climb Mountains to Fight Gender Inequality (Literally!)

By Claire Gillepsie Like most other societies around the globe, the Aymara indigenous tribes from the mountains of Bolivia are heavily patriarchal, ruled mainly by males. However, the Aymara indigenous women are not simply passive victims of the gender hierarchy – many have fought back against those suffocating gender ideals. The Aymara people rely heavily…

#BookReview: The Classic “Anne of Green Gables”

By Anne Jorgenson Anne Shirley, an 11 year-old orphan, is ecstatic when she is finally adopted. After being dropped off at a train station a mere carriage ride away from her new home in Avonlea, Anne sits alone on a bench and waits for her new family to arrive. Eventually, Matthew Cuthbert comes to pick…

Why Feminism Isn’t About Hating Men

By Tina Lu “How many of you are feminist?” I look up as my (female) teacher scribbles F-E-M-I-N-I-S-M on the chalkboard in big, bold, heavily underlined letters. Surveying the room, I notice one boy and a dozen or so girls raising their hands. A third of the class. In recent years, feminism has been associated…

Knitting is Not Domestic…It’s Feminist!

By Ethan Poe Knitting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of feminism. Instead, it seems to be one of those “household” chores feminists sorely despise. But in recent decades, feminists have taken up knitting as a tool for activism, self-expression, and a way to create clothing that suits…

Pauli Murray: An Inspirational Figure to All Feminists Today

By Ethan Poe Pauli Murray is not a name often heard during Black History Month, but her life and struggles touched so many issues relevant to our lives. She was a champion for feminism, civil rights, worker’s rights, and the rights of sexual and gender minorities. Because of all these varied causes, she is often…

The 3 Best Online-Only Feminist Novels

By Marissa Eller As an author, I tend to convey my feminist ideals through my writing. These 5 authors share the same feminist ideals and chose to post their feministic pieces on an amazing site called Wattpad. While these novels are technically unpublished, they’ve achieved the kind of comments, likes, and reads that most published…

Emma Watson is Redefining Feminism With Her ‘HeForShe’ Campaign

By Divya Vemulapalli Many influential, powerful female figures such as Meryl Streep, Lady, and Beyoncé have publicly diassociated themselves with the word ‘feminist’, instead opting for ‘humanist’. Marion Cotillard told Porter magazine that “We need to fight for women’s rights but I don’t want to separate women from men… Sometimes in the word feminism there’s…

#TVRecap: Why Phryne Fisher of “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” is Our Role Model

By Anne Jorgenson Phryne Fisher (pronounced /frai-ni/) is the main character in Kerry Greenwood’s book series Phryne Fisher Mysteries and the television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. A young private detective, Phryne is a successful, independent woman, and in 1928 Australia, that’s a pretty impressive feat. Not only was misogyny and every other antiquated frame…